Your career horoscope for the week commencing February 27th by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Dig deep into your sixth sense and try to work out why you feel so apprehensive with regard to a deal or arrangement about which some of your cohort seem extremely enthusiastic. You may find that Mercury’s sharp link with Pluto has set you wondering whether some of the people around you would like you to step to one side so that they can – quite conveniently for them – fill your shoes in some way. And you wouldn’t like that, would you? Nor would you welcome the thought that you have one or two colleagues and companions who are sufficiently political and self-seeking to want to eclipse you in some way. Just tell yourself that if ever you come under threat or attack Pluto won’t let you give in easily. You’ll defend yourself, won’t you?
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Make sure that you put into place a set of rules and guidelines with which none of the other people involved can argue when you and they embark on some sort of joint project together. And be absolutely clear about the fact that while you want everyone to enjoy the experience and get a lot out of it there will be no room for time-wasters. The reason you would like everything to be structured and well-managed has a lot to do with the fact that you’re being impacted by Saturn joining forces with Mars. This suggests that, because of your interventions, those one or two individuals who might in the past have been less productive than they should have been are unlikely to get away with it this time round . Nor should they.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
How nice to think that at the very point at which you need it most you’ll be aware of your creative, inventive streak coming to the fore. People will be impressed with whatever you say and suggest. And it has a lot to do with the Sun joining forces with Neptune in the most visible sector of your chart. The downside of this could be that you’ll get carried away with the excitement of it all and you’ll forget to keep an eye on budgets, timelines and the small print when it comes to contracts. If you’re not careful you may well find that you start working in such a fanciful and extravagant way that, even though it may bring you applause from certain sectors, you’ll fall short where it really counts.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
It’s all very well to dig down deep and find the dynamism and enthusiasm to complete certain tasks in a very robust and rigorous way. But you should ask yourself, how about keeping up standards? There’s a possibility that you will be so keen to fulfil your obligations in one specific area that you’ll put everything you’ve got into it. And you’ll become so obsessed with getting the job done that you’ll start cutting corners. This could do damage to not just the outcome of this particular project but also to your reputation. The fact that Mars is allied to Saturn suggests that you’ll need to channel your energies into the areas concerned in a way that allows you the time and space to check that everything is exactly as it should be.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
You may need to be careful when navigating an area in which you hope to collaborate with one or two people on an idea that’s designed to make you some money or put you in the spotlight. Although you’ve a right to feel excited by the prospect of doing something of great interest to others you will need to be sure that the whole thing’s waterproof and fireproof. There’s a slight danger that you’ve taken a few of the facts and figures involved at face value. And Mercury’s tie-up with Neptune means you’re seeing all the positives without looking more deeply to discover whether there’s anything likely to put a negative spin on what you’re doing. You cannot afford to assume all is well without looking under the bonnet to see what’s really going on.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Although you won’t shy away from people places or situations likely to spring surprises on you there’s a chance that one particular development will leave you feeling overwhelmed. This is linked to the way in which you are about to start moving some money around or considering the best ways to negotiate a particular deal or arrangement connected to your work. And the fact that Jupiter is being opposed by Uranus means that no matter how open-minded you might be you’ll still have your breath taken away by one particular aspect of what’s being said or suggested. It’s essential that you refuse to part with any hard cash until you know that everything is as it should be. And don’t be surprised if somebody turns out to have less integrity than you first thought.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Others may think that one particular project has to be managed in a very pedestrian and unimaginative way. But the Sun’s tie-up with Neptune suggests that your head will be filled with imaginative, highly-original, daring ideas that you think appropriate for the job in hand. And you may be right. But you must make sure you can put up an extremely convincing argument as to why you and the other people concerned should stick your necks out and abandon the orthodox way of doing things. Of course it might be difficult for you to explain how excited you are at the thought of breaking with convention. But that’s what you must do if you’re to receive the support you need. Otherwise you’ll be flying solo and that probably isn’t what you want, is it?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Have no doubt that you have the resources required to excel at a project that’s about to land at your feet. Yes, at first you may be taken aback by the way in which those in authority show such confidence in you when it’s suggested that you’re the right person for the job. But, with Saturn allied to Mars, you must know that you do have whatever’s required to make a success of it. Even so, you might be slightly unnerved when you look more closely at what’s expected of you and may even wonder whether you’ve over-committed yourself. That sort of thinking will get you nowhere. Far better to drill down and come up with everything required for you to prove yourself in a way that will leave everybody standing and staring.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Perhaps you've grown used to debating work-related, financial or business matters with peers and colleagues. It’s possible that you rarely, if ever, talk about such matters with loved ones or in your domestic setting. If so, that’s fine. But it could just be that you’re about to find yourself wanting to discuss something of a commercial or professional nature with one or two people who know you almost as well as you know yourself. Yes, it would go against the grain because you don’t like the idea of taking work home. But you’re under-estimating those closest to you who would like nothing more than to listen to you and then give their opinions on the subject. You’re likely to be offered new perspectives on an area of responsibility that’s forever making fresh demands on you.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
With Jupiter hovering over a very influential point in your chart you’ll feel quite gung-ho about a plan or piece of work that others would find daunting. Of course Jupiter is the planet of supreme confidence and you possibly like the feeling of being unafraid and ready to take on the world. But you must be ready for comments being offered by people who know you well and who think you’re pushing yourself too hard. The fact that Jupiter’s opposed by Uranus this week does suggest that one particular individual is going to challenge you in a rather surprising way and force you to accept that you are leaving things to chance. Rather than be angry about this intervention you should show how grateful you feel about being prevented from expecting too much of yourself.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
By now you might still be feeling some of the after-effects of the Solar Eclipse that occurred at the weekend. It may have set you thinking about money matters or ways in which you could extend yourself and move into an area that will offer new challenges. And maybe you’ll now start to realise that one particular idea that has held a great deal of appeal for you for some while probably isn’t as relevant as it once was. And instead there are other plans or projects that could become much more exciting if you were to approach them in a vigorous and committed way. You’re perhaps being taught that we sometimes have to find the courage to say to ourselves that one phase is over but another one is just about to begin.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
No matter how many ways you look at it you’ll find that a financial, property or business arrangement is less straightforward than it was ever meant to be. And you won’t be able to see an immediate solution. Your challenge will be not to get into a panic about it but to take the whole thing apart piece by piece and put it back together again. As you do so, remember that Uranus is opposed by Jupiter at a time when each of these planets is travelling through financial sectors of your chart. No wonder fairly inconsequential little matters are getting blown up out of all proportion. And the most unexpected people are taking you aback with their attitude and behaviour. Stay calm. You’re about to learn and discover far more than you ever expected.